07 July 2012
A Chance to Meet the Heroes
A boy who recently made a full recovery from serious head injuries
sustained in a road traffic collision had a great surprise on
Saturday (4 August) at Bedfordshire Police HQ, when he met the team
who played a part in saving his life.
On 26th February 2012, two vehicles were involved in a serious
crash at collision hotspot the A428/Box End junction at
Ten-year-old Fayez Rahman, from Northampton, was travelling in
the car with his mother and two other family members when they
collided with another vehicle, and he was knocked unconscious with
serious head injuries. Within minutes of arriving at the scene a
police officer noticed Fayez had a bloodshot pupil, a possible
indicator of a bleed in the brain.
The police helicopter, call sign XA99, landed near to the scene
of the collision and airlifted the boy to Addenbrooks Hospital in
Cambridge. Because of his quick delivery and prompt treatment,
Fayez made a full recovery.
On Saturday, Rahena Miah brought her son for a surprise visit at
Bedfordshire Police Headquarters, where he was met the crews from
the police, ambulance and XA99 who were involved in saving him.
Fayez and Mrs Miah brought a home made thank you cake and card
for the officers involved, and Fayez especially enjoyed the chance
to see the helicopter.
PC Carl Klein, from the Roads Policing Unit who organised
the day, said: “It was such a rewarding event for all; the visit
was a real hit with Fayez. It was fantastic for the officers too to
have this opportunity to meet the boy whose life they helped
“I hadn’t realised until Saturday that the paramedic who had to
accompany Fayez to hospital in XA99 had never even flown in any
sort of aircraft before, let alone had to look after a seriously
ill child in a helicopter dash for emergency treatment. I’ve got
nothing but praise for everybody involved – it speaks volumes about
the professionalism of all the emergency services that we were able
to welcome a fully-recovered Fayez and his family to police
headquarters on Saturday.”